Thursday, March 11, 2010

My love Affair.... with House Plans!

I love house plans. I love to draw them. I love books about them. I even love going to open houses so I can experience them! Maybe I should have been an architect... (nah, too much math) or builder (nah, too much hard labor)... or maybe a realtor (who knows)...
Beach house in Caraguatatuba- Plans by alexandre piacsek.
This has been an obsession most of my life. Even as a kid, I loved seeing my friends bedrooms and how they arranged their stuff. I can even tell you the wall colors and layout in some of my best friends bedrooms when I was 10. Yep, useless information still being stored.

Then, my dream came true in 1999. My husband and I worked with a wonderful (female) builder to design and build the home we live in currently. Everything from picking out door knobs and doors to coordinating flooring and cabinets, was fun for me. Many of my friends have built their homes also, and swear they would never do it again. Not me, I'm counting down the months till I get to do it again! Yep, today we meet with an architect to begin the fun again! It will be a bit more challenging this go-round. It's a small lot on a lake and as we approach becoming empty-nesters, we'll be trying to "downsize". As the process unfolds....I'll keep you posted on all the details!

6 comments:

Kate and Oli said...

omg, i totally used to scour the house plan websites and print out the ones i loved - when i was 10! we're house planning twins :) i didn't know anyone else did that, ever! have fun with the new project!!

I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that you have a new follower! Have a beautiful week!

xo, Katie

http://www.kateandoli.blogspot.com

Artesia said...

How great you got to live your dream! I know more than one couple who have come close to divorce over house buildiing.

lisaroy said...

I've ALWAYS wanted to build a home. My grandparents, parents, brother-in-law have all built their homes and it's so great to get it exactly how you want it. A friend of mine just built a timber frame home and it's beautiful. Maybe someday...

holly e. said...

so jealous! how exciting to build your own home

i love house plans too! i took a 2 year architecture course in high school, and am hoping to go to school for architectural tech. this fall!

new follower btw, saw your post in the forums =)

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